Place Name SUDAN

TYPE: Country
OTHER SCRIPTS: سُودان (Arabic)

Meaning & History

From Arabic سُود (sud) meaning "black", referring to the darker skin of the inhabitants. This is the name of a country in Africa. In Arabic it is properly written with the definite article: السُودان (al-Sudan).
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Soedan (Dutch), Soudan (French), Sudão (Portuguese), Sudán (Spanish)
SAME SPELLING: Sudán
Entry added May 31, 2018